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US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke gives the final blessing during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage Mass in Rome on Oct. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis' Traditional Latin Mass restrictions: Has your diocese responded yet?

Jul 23, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic clergy and lay people around the world continue to react passionately to newly imposed restrictions on the use of... Read more

June 22,2013: The prostration of the ordinands during the Litany of the Saints at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome

More bishops issue statements on Latin Mass, following papal document

Jul 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

More U.S. bishops have issued guidance on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass in their dioceses, following a papal... Read more

Catholics in Biden’s cabinet mirror him on abortion

Jan 21, 2021

While President Joe Biden has nominated a number of Catholics to serve in his cabinet, some of them have publicly... Read more

Bishop Robert Baker of Birmingham at St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome Dec. 6, 2019.

Bishop Baker: Ad limina inspires 'hopeful spirit' for renewal of Church in US

Dec 7, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Birmingham’s Bishop Robert Baker said Friday there is a hopeful spirit about the renewal of the Church in the United... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question about Wuerl's resignation at the Vatican on Oct. 12, 2018.

U.S. bishops hope Wuerl’s resignation is a step toward healing

Oct 12, 2018

Several U.S. bishops responding to the official resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. expressed hope Friday that the... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes Vatican inquiry into McCarrick files

Oct 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The president of the U.S.’ bishops’ conference said Sunday he welcomes the Vatican’s announcement of a further investigation into files... Read more

Bishop reacts to injunction against religious liberty rules

Dec 18, 2017

Despite the long efforts of Catholics and others who have sought to prevent mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception,... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver Jan. 17, 2015.

Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis

Aug 23, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and... Read more

United States Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden gay marriage flap prompts response from Catholic bishops

Aug 5, 2016

Just days after United States Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony, three leading bishops aimed for... Read more

What's it like to be a Catholic bishop in an election year?

Aug 5, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

The 2016 United States elections are a time of tension and reflection for many Americans. For Catholic bishops, it's not... Read more

Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, NM, Archbishop Paul S. Cokely of Oklahoma City and Bishop James D. Conley of Denver pose on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God

Sep 11, 2012

Members of the Catholic clergy from around the United States hiked 100 miles of an ancient pilgrimage this summer, relying... Read more

John Gehring of Faith in Public Life.

Leaked e-mail shows media campaign against US bishops

Jun 21, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A leaked e-mail shows that the Democratic-leaning organization Faith in Public Life is running a behind-the-scenes media effort to undercut... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

US bishops appreciate reprieve for some immigrants

Jun 15, 2012

The U.S. bishops' conference offered its praise for a June 15 presidential order halting the deportation of younger immigrants who... Read more

St. Paul's Hospital.

HHS mandate defender sees Catholic institutions as distractions

Jun 11, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Washington Post columnist Anthony Stevens-Arroyo is a Catholic who does not believe the Obama Administration is attacking religious liberty by... Read more